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I Am Sam (iamsammovie.com) The site claims love is all you need, but it looks like little of that went into I Am Sam’s official Web page. Sure, the usual plot summary, trailer, photos, and cast bios are all here, but visually, there’s nothing particularly memorable other than an origami bird that unfolds as you press onward. Why, since Sam star Sean Penn plays a character with such spirit and personality, have the creators put together a site so lacking in both? C – Kelly Choi

Badjocks.Com (badjocks.com) In the shadow of the Winter Olympics, Bob Reno’s site serves up (off-)color commentary on the grittier side of sports. Under a scoreboard tallying athlete misconduct, Reno ticks off a foul play-by-play of mayhem by players, coaches, and fans, from the familiarly boorish (Bobby Knight, Mike Tyson) to the utterly outlandish (cheerleaders sue NFL teams over peeping-Tom players). Wanna vent? Cast your ballot in a BadJocks.com weekly poll. B+ – Ben Spier

Gallery Of Regrettable Food (lileks.com/institute/gallery) The Food Network this is not. A comedic celebration of culinary Americana from the 1940s to ’60s, GORF makes you glad Spam is no longer welcome in the four major food groups. Three main sections (Recipe Books, Potpourri, Bad Ads) take you down the memory lane of such unsightly victuals as ”Susan’s Party Sandwich Loaf” (think Wonder Bread meets Cool Whip) and kitschy ads for various wunder-appliances (”The Shelvador,” anyone?). Though devoid of the bells and whistles that are de rigueur in most sites these days, GORF is none the weaker for it. After all, do you really want to witness animated ”Beef Porcupines”? A- – Missy Schwartz

Drum Machine Museum (drummachine.com) If you’ve noticed a frightening similarity in the music of ’80s pop band Hall & Oates and last year’s critical fave Shuggie Otis, then you’ll be interested in their common link—each relied on classic drum machines of the 1970s. This showcase site succeeds in its mission to be the world’s most comprehensive resource for all things drum-machine related, including photos, specs, and sound loops from more than 70 classic machines over the last 40 years. And the beat goes on. A- – Colby Hall